Jun 26, 2012 - 2:51 pm
Just call me, "Bud" Male, 63, 5' 10", 240 pounds
January 2010 - the family doctor noted that while my psa was only 4.5, the ratio to the free psa indicated there might be a problem.
Biopsy in March 2010 - 4+5 Gleason stage 9 Began Lupron therapy immediately. Full body scan was negative. About the biopsy, it hurt like hell! Then, the doctors just walked out of the room leaving me with a bloody butt. I washed myself off in the sink as best I could and dried with paper towels.
Mid May 2010 - began 5-weeks of daily focused beam radiation. Meanwhile, about Memorial Day my wife (60) was diagnosed with c-diff and hospitalized a week in isolation. I personally believe that she picked it up at the cancer clinic. every day I had radiation treatment 7 am in the morning, then sit with the wife (wearing gown & latex gloves)for an hour, then go to work at my office job. Back to the hospital sitting with the wife in the evening until ten pm.
July 4th 2010 - Wife back in the hospital four days with c-diff. Same routine for me.
Friday August 13th 2010 - Radiation Seeds implanted
Continued Lupron therapy every four months for a full two years.
I eat when I am depressed and have gone from 240 to 320.
One exception to the side effects. With foreplay, I have been able to achieve enough of an erection (maybe 2/3rds)to please the wife once a week (her schedule anyway) throughout the two-years of Lupron. The Urologist says its nothing to worry about as my PSA and testosterone have been zero through the treatment. I don't orgasm, but I am so glad to have the ability to please her.
November 2011 - While the wife was ok with it, only could achieve half of an erection. Family doc gave me Cialis for Friday night. Now, practically no foreplay necessary. :-)
February 27, 2012 - Last (hopefully)Lupron treatment. I have a little fuzz returning on my chest and erection getting firmer. Still no orgasm.
The doctors are still hedging on whether I will ever be able to orgasm. Anyone have experience to share with me on